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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

Farsightedness

Symptoms of Farsightedness
People with farsightedness can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty seeing objects that are up close. Farsighted people sometimes have headaches or eyestrain, and may squint or feel fatigued when performing work at close range.


Normal Vision

Farsightedness

Causes
Farsightedness occurs when light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina, rather than directly on it. The eyeball of a farsighted person is shorter than normal.

Treatment Available
Farsightedness can be corrected with the following:

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Commonly Asked Questions:
What will help?

Some patients choose to use glasses or contacts to correct farsightedness. Other patients choose refractive surgery such as LASIK.

Are Farsightedness and Presbyopia the same condition?
No, they're not. They are caused by different problems with the eye. Farsightedness is caused by the eyeball being shorter than normal. Presbyopia is caused by the lens losing its flexibility.

Am I a good candidate for refractive surgery?
Your body and your eyes must be healthy, and your vision prescription must be stable. A complete examination and consultation with your eye care professional will help determine the answer to these questions. It's recommended that you leave your contact lenses off for two weeks (soft lenses) or three weeks (rigid lenses) prior to this consultation. Make an appointment here.